The short answer is, it never hurts. These days virtually everyone is mobile, and if you have an interactive website at all, an app that will allow customers to do the same things on their mobile devices can only be a good thing. Maybe you are having a hard time imagining what a good a mobile app could do for your small business. Here are some ideas.
Shopping and Ordering
If you are a retail business you can offer online shopping and even ordering. This could apply to a small boutique or even bakery or other type of local restaurant. If someone needs cupcakes for a party tomorrow they would love to be able to place the order quickly and easily using their mobile app. If they need to order a gift for a baby shower next month, how easy would it be for them to pull up an app and take care of things? Of course they could probably do the same thing on your website, but a mobile app is typically much easier to use on a mobile device than a standard website.
Maybe you are a business that does custom work. Maybe you create jewelry, cakes, t-shirts, or other products to the customer’s specifications. If this is the case, having an app created that allows customers to design their products right from their device could give your business an advantage.
If you offer a service, allowing customers to make appointments or schedule services through an app could be great. They could schedule a hair or nail appointment, or even schedule you to come spray for pests or clean the gutters. They save time and so do you!
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